The weather continues to be frustrating and this year Spring almost seems to be on pause, but there will be some plants with hopeful bunches, bouquets and pots of bright, seasonal flowers for next weekend. These can either be delivered to your door from 17th March to 19th March or can be picked up from the Wolvercote Community Market in the White Hart Community Pub between 10.00am and midday on the 19th.
If you would like to treat someone or yourself, please email pre-orders to me by Friday evening.
Delivery is free for orders of £10 or over within 5 miles of Oxford. Payment is via BACS, cash or contactless.
Flower Orders: each bunch or bouquet will contain a mixture of lovely Spring flowers and foliage grown by me supplemented with flowers from other local and British growers chosen for their sustainable approach. As well as the jars and bunches, bespoke bouquets can be made too – just ask. Smaller jars of flowers will be available at the market.
Pickle Jar: £10 (at least 20 stems)
Wrapped Bouquet: £20 (at least 30 stems)
Wrapped bouquet in a vase: £25.00
There will be jam jar posies available at the Market starting at £6 each
If you would like to order a larger bouquet, they are also available if pre-ordered.
Plants at the Market: below is a selection of the plants available at the market.
Hardy Geranium Bill Wallis: one of the most cheerful and tough plants in my garden. It thrives in all sorts of conditions and gently self seeds. Its pretty purple flowers are long lasting and give a lovely cottage garden feel. Good for the front of a border or filling in gaps. £3.00 a 1 litre pot
Homesown Sweet Pea Plants: these are grown from seed saved from my favourite varieties chosen for their amazing scent and colour. The seedlings tolerate down to -5 so once they germinated, they were left outside to harden up. If the weather is particularly brutal, they might need a little protection. Prepare the soil to help water retention and plant out from start of March when weather is hospitable. Plant each pot around 8″ apart. Sweetpeas like to be well watered and prefer sun. They will need support to clamber up and regular picking to keep them flowering. They are the most generous of flowering annuals, but do need quite a lot of attention. I think it is worth it for the scent alone. £1.50 a 9cm pot of 3 seedlings.
Named Sweet Pea Varieties: Prince Edward of York, Matacuna, Albutt Blue, Piggy Sue, Jimmy Shand and Bristol Cream among others – all chosen for their wonderful scent and strong flowers. £1.50 a pot of 2 seedlings.
Hardy Geranium Phaeum: : a beautiful and striking hardy perennial which grows to around 18ins in both sun and part shade in any type of soil. Its unusual dark flowers are prolific and if you cut it down to the base after its first flowering in May/June it will flower generously again. £2.50 for 9cm pot – £5.00 for 2 litre pot
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